Tuesday 17th Sep '19

Green wood-working group for home educated young people

These morning and afternoon groups on Tuesdays offer young people the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through their own exploration and creativity. The emphasis is on young people working on their own projects while learning new skills.  Kent does not lead the sessions from the front but supports and guides […]

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Saturday 21st Sep '19

Introduction to lifestyle medicine with Giles Hazan

An interactive, walking workshop to explore the science behind how factors such as sleep, stress, diet and physical activity affect our health and wellbeing and how we can start to apply some simple changes to our lives to help us promote good health and wellbeing.   Dr Hazan has worked in the NHS for over […]

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Saturday 21st Sep '19

Hypnobirthing Course with Nina Alawo

Two days filled with information, knowledge, learning, breathing/visualisation/relaxation techniques, discussions, play and connecting. The course is recognised and accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. When: September 21st from 10am-3pm and October 5th from 11am-4pm (including 1 hour for lunch) For more information or to book on, please contact Nina on 07342953874 and rootsandtreetops@gmail.com  

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Saturday 28th Sep '19

Woodland fungi – death or dinner?

Anne Yarrow (owner of the wood for 33 years) will lead this popular two hour (3/4-1 mile) fungus hunt for beginners, learning about and identifying mushrooms and toadstools with the emphasis on edible and poisonous ones.             Time:  10.30am-12.30pm Maximum 20 people.  Adults £12.00     Concessions (inc members) £11.00   Children (6-15 […]

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Saturday 28th Sep '19

Family Green Wood-working with Kent Thodsen

These new day workshops offer the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through your own exploration and creativity, regardless of age and ability.   You can decide what to make and Kent will help and guide you along the way.  This could be making a spoon or simply just a whittled […]

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Saturday 5th Oct '19

October Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch and tea is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them.   […]

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Saturday 12th Oct '19

Make your own shave-horse with Mark Smith

An opportunity to make your own shave-horse, an essential tool for green woodworking.  With Mark Smith an experienced maker, teacher and user of shave-horses! 12th and 13th October, 10am-4pm £175 for the 2 days (£150 for members of Wilderness Wood). All tools and materials supplied.  Some basic woodworking skills required.   Maximum number of participants […]

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Sunday 13th Oct '19

Fungi for Starters: day course for beginners

Spend a day getting to grips with mushrooms and toadstools – what they are, how they grow, their life-cycle, the basics of identification, how to identify some key species and groups, and which ones are edible or poisonous.  The day is led by Anne Yarrow – owner of the wood for 33 years. Coffee and […]

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Saturday 19th Oct '19

Well-being workshop for young people led by Ipse Wilderness

Julia Gillick of Ipse Wilderness is offering a well-being workshop for 11 to 15 year olds to de-tech, unwind and re-connect with themselves, nature and others.  .   A  whole day in the woods with a mixture of physical, social, emotional and intellectual activities to recharge the batteries and regain equilibrium over half-term.       […]

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Saturday 19th Oct '19

”NEW” Dangerous Dads Group

We are offering two taster sessions for dangerous dads! Coud this be you? Forest School Jack will be runnung this taster workshop. The Dangerous Dads network has many established groups running activities, for men with children of all ages, reaching out to fathers, uncles, Grandads, from all sections of the community. we will be offering […]

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Sunday 20th Oct '19

Fungal Fry-up

Anne Yarrow (who owned the wood for 33 years) will lead this session in which you hunt and identify our woodland fungal harvest.  We hope to follow the hunt with a fry-up and tasting of edible fungal finds.  Bring specimens for identification/tasting if you like. Timing: 10am-1pm Costs: Adults £22, Concessions inc members £20, Children […]

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Saturday 26th Oct '19

Wood Carving with Martin Brockman

Even if you’ve never handled a chisel before, Martin will help you create a bird sculpture from a log of chestnut or sycamore. Timings: 10am-5pm Place: marquee at Wilderness Wood Price: £75 per person – 10% discount available for members – please bring your card. See attached info and booking form for more details about […]

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Monday 28th Oct '19

Family fungus-hunt

A fungus hunt for the whole family to enjoy, especially geared to children – led by Anne Yarrow, who owned the wood for 30 years.  Find out how the fly agaric gets its spots, and how to make a spore print. Time: 10.30am-12 noon. Numbers: Maximum 25 Booking essential.  Contact Anne Yarrow on 01825 831972 […]

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Friday 1st Nov '19

Members’ working-with-wood-day autumn half-term

Join us for a day of woody projects, preparations for Winter Solstice and lunch together – and maybe early christmas tree reservation!   Cost is £10 per day per family for lunch.

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Friday 1st Nov '19

Find out more about Roots and Wings – a nature-based rites of passage group for girls starting spring 2020

Come and meet Kathryn Jordan to find out more about a nature-based rites of passage group for girls aged 11-13, starting in Spring 2020 with weekly meetings in the wood on Saturday afternoons; two camp-outs lasting two nights; and culminating in an individual Fire Quest.  Kathryn will be available between 10am and 4pm in the […]

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Saturday 16th Nov '19

Create a Withy Deer Sculpture with Martin Brockman

You will make a deer sculpture from willow, hazel or hornbeam (depending on what is available) to take home or give as a present. Working with Martin Brockman, experienced craftsman and tutor. Please bring a picture or sketch of the type of animal you want to make.  And gardening gloves and secateurs, if you have […]

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Saturday 16th Nov '19

‘NEW’ Dangerous Dads Forest School

We are offering two taster sessions for dangerous dads! Coud this be you? Forest School Jack will be runnung this taster workshop. The Dangerous Dads network has many established groups running activities, for men with children of all ages, reaching out to fathers, uncles, Grandads, from all sections of the community. we will be offering […]

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Saturday 4th Jan '20

January Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Saturday 1st Feb '20

February Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Saturday 7th Mar '20

March Stewardship Saturday

Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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